Before kids, our work took up a major part of our lives. It was easy to throw yourself into your work. You could get in early, work through lunch and stay as late as you needed to complete a project. You could go to client dinners, head out of town for important presentations and bond with your co-workers over happy hour. You could shift and mold your time (for the most part) around what was needed to get your job done. You did so willingly and with great return as you established yourself in a career you found rewarding and enjoyable. (And if you didn’t, you could easily find a new job or company to pursue something you would enjoy more.)
However, once you have a child, the way you approach your career shifts. The way you did things before are no longer be possible. For example an out-of-town business trip now requires a coordination of multiple people’s schedules. Your time management skills are on overdrive and completing the tasks of your job are the same, but your approach to your career as a whole may need to shift.
We all know that working moms are short on time, so I’ve boiled it down to what I think are 3 Steps to Achieving Career Success.
There is no one blueprint on how to be a successful working mom. Millions of moms are figuring it out as they go, but struggle in the process because they are using the same strategies they used to achieve success when they were single. Working moms shouldn’t let their added responsibilities deter them, by shifting their strategies and perspectives, working moms can continue to achieve the success in their career they desire.
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I started writing this blog because I wanted to have deeper conversations beyond "How are you?", "Busy", with other parents. Over the years I've shared personal stories, articles, authors and topics to facilitate conversations with parents about the joys and the challenges of parenting.